Boy Alex Ofias

Raja Ampat Guide Boy Alex Ofias

Boy Alex Ofias lives in Sorong, speaks excellent English and has extensive experience as a tourism guide in Raja Ampat.

Alex is not always available to travel with you, as he works away, but he can help with planning and organise someone to accompany you if he is unable to go with you himself.

Phone: +6285312381539

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Alex can help you organise homestay accommodation, tours and travel to any part of Raja Ampat you want to visit, including Misool, Piaynemo and Wayag, and can provide the following services in Sorong:

  • Airport meet and greet
  • Transport to ferry terminal, hotel etc
  • Purchase of ferry tickets
  • Hotel booking
  • Sorong city guiding (shopping, dining, banking etc)
  • Sorong and local area sightseeing

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  1. Lachim on

    Wir haben unlängst Raja Ampat besucht und mehrere Tage für die Akklimatisierung in Sorong eingeplant – eindeutig zu viele (2 wären schon mehr als genug). Da es nicht einfach bis kaum möglich ist in Sorong einen gut Englisch sprechenden Guide für einen Tagesausflug zu bekommen (auch das Swis-Belhotel konnte uns damit nicht weiter helfen), habe ich aufgrund dieser Homepage Alex kontaktiert. Schon am Telefon hat er mir gesagt, dass er seit Längerem nicht mehr als Guide arbeitet – er ist nun bei einer Petro-Firma beschäftigt und hat deswegen nur wenig Zeit. Er würde uns aber im Hotel besuchen und versucht zu helfen – noch am selben Tag – aller Achtung !!!
    Alex ist ein cooler netter Typ, hat sich sehr bemüht telefonisch unter seinen Bekannten einen Ersatz für uns zu finden. Wir haben einige Möglichkeiten abtelefoniert – und abgelehnt (z.B. ein Freund muss noch einen weiteren Freund mitnehmen der die Zielgegend gut kennt + einen Fahrer … das war uns zu viel)
    Letztendlich ist die Wahl auf Alex Bruder Yulian gefallen – angeblich spricht er Englisch genauso gut wie Alex.
    Bis auf den letzten Punkt hat alles geklappt – Englisch ist nicht Yulian sein Ding, er hat anfangs versucht Alex telefonisch zu Hilfe zu nehmen, was natürlich nicht lange gehalten hat. Die Kommunikation war zur unserer ziemlichen Enttäuschung kaum möglich.

  2. Christina Gill on

    We recently traveled to Raja Ampat, which can be confusing. But don’t let this deter you from visiting! We were put in contact with Alex and he helped take the confusion out of it for us – helping to reduce the stress of the trip! Alex was knowledgable and helped to answer our questions. He even met us for the boat, ensured we got the correct tickets and permits etc., as well as meeting us at the airport! He gave us a heads up on prices, so we knew what to expect everywhere, which was very helpful! Alex’s English is also very good which makes it easy and comfortable to communicate with him. It’s also nice to see a friendly face when traveling to remote places! Thanks Alex!

  3. Chris Jennings on

    Alex is a fine man and excellent guide. He is honest, considerate, and very knowledgeable of Sorong and Raja Ampat, being a native of the area. His english is very good and entirely functional. I was acquainted with him over the 6 months I stayed in Raja Ampat.

    The only problem with Alex (and many Papuans) is that he can be TOO POLITE. Maybe he tells you something, and if you do not listen, he will not insist (unless there is danger).

    For example, a Dutch man want to go an an island to the north of Waisai. The weekly boat to this island left the same day the Dutch man arrived at Sorong. Alex told the man they must go today, but the Dutch man did not listen and said “No.” Afterwards, Alex was forced to find a private boat to the island. The Dutch man said to me that Alex was trying to make extra money. Wrong! Alex was simply to polite to tell the man he was wrong and they must leave the same day.

    Alex will always try to to the best for you. The Dutch man did not listen, and Alex was too polite to insist that “you are wrong. we must leave now.”

    If you have any questions or doubts, ask Alex. He will answer you truthfully and try to do the best for you.

  4. Rima on

    Hi. Alex is a very good guide. He speaks excellent English. He is responsible. Alex knows Raja Ampat and Sorong very well.
    He is also a good guide at sea.
    I can recommend to use Alex services

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